NEMO Posts Storm Shelters Throughout the Country

Saturday, June 26th, 2010


NEMO Special Advisory #1

The latest update is, the center of Tropical Storm Alex was estimated to be near latitude 17.5 N and longitude 87.2 W. This position is about 70 miles east of Belize. Tropical Storm Alex is moving west northwest at 9 mph and is expected to continue on that track for the next 24 hours. Maximum sustained winds are now 45 mph with further strengthening expected. However, strengthening will be limited due to the storm’s proximity to land.

Persons in southern Belize who wish to receive information from NEMO can call Mr. Keith Emmanuel at 630-9711 and Mr. Kenton Parham at 662-4434. They can also call NEMO headquarters and ask for ACP Magdaleno at 610-0114 and Santiago Acosta at 668-4179

In San Pedro Town the following shelters will be opened: San Pedro High School (upper flat only), which will be managed by (Ms. Betty Longsworth); The Belize Yatch Club will be Melony Grinage and Maricia Leal and Ken Dyre; Evangelical Church Hector Alamilla; and Shalom Church Camille Ottley, which will be managed by: (Ms. Betty Longsworth). The Shelters will be opened at 4:00pm. The district coordinator is Ms. Timrose Augustine and her contact number is 600-8672 and 226-3651/ 3654.

Public Officers, who are in San Pedro, should report to Ms. Betty Longsworth so that you can be placed on shift.

In Caye Caulker the following shelters will be opened at 4:00 pm: Roman Catholic School and Private Homes which will be managed by (Ms. Nelda Rosada). The Shelters will be opened at 4:00pm. The District Coordinator is Ms. Timrose Augustine and her contact number is 600-8672 and 226-3651/ 3654.

In Corozal Town the following Shelters will be opened: Corozal Community College and will be managed by (Jael Cobb from Civil Aviation; Earl Miller from Customs Department; and Nazly Lopez from Ministry of Agriculture Corozal). The district coordinator is Mr. Elodio Aragon and his contact numbers are 610-0914 and 422-3158/ 3654.

In Belize City the following Shelters will be opened at 4:00 pm: On the North Side is Trinity Methodist Primary School which will be managed by ( Eugene W. Sabido from Forestry Department; Mary Guzman Election and Boundaries; Sheila Pitterson General Sales Tax Department; Wayne Frazer Income Tax Department; Shasta Gentle Audit Department; Karina Marage Customs Department; Charles Flowers Audit Department; Shellymae Crawford Police Department; and Alea Gillett from Fishries Department).

Mr. Charles Flowers is in charge for the Human Resource Personnel/Public Officer.

All Saints Primary School which will be managed by Elizabeth Betancourt from Ministry of Education; Fatima Godfrey Election and Boundaries; Tricia Wade Police Department; Sean Lord General Sales Tax Department; Maxine Davis Income Tax Department; Ian Lopez Civil Aviation; Keith Smith Customs Department; Randolph I. Young Audit Department; Dominique Fabro CITO;and Salvador Alvarado ITVET Belize). On the South Side shelters are Gwen Lizzaraga High School which will be managed by (Balita Campos Youth for the Future; Edmund Zuniga Audit Department; Jeneisha Gill Ministry of Works; Yvette Robateau Police Department; Ewart Bradley Jr. Ministry of Economic Development; Gary Brian Peters Ministry of Housing; Jaqueline Willoughby? Director of Public Prosecutions; Jason Daly Immigration Department; Tamika Swift Police Department; Hector Cunningham Fisheries Department; Jeavon Hulse? Department of Environment)and St. Johns Vianney which will be managed by (Dawn Brackett Director of Public Prosecutions; Eleanor Belizaire Ministry of Education; Tanya Peters Ministry of Labour; Ella Jean Gillett Policy and Planning Unit; George Castro Audit Department; Kenisha Stuarte Bureau of Standarts; Rudolph Baptist Post Office; Maelyn O’Brien Police Department). The district coordinator is Mr. Roger Espejo and his contact number is 670-8192.

Belize Rural will open Shelters at 4:00 pm in Lucky Strike – Government School , Maskall School Santana, Corozalito and Rockstone Pond Community Center which will be manned by the Village Chairpersons. The district coordinator is Mr. Calbert Budd and his contact numbers are 602-8632 and 225-5149.

In Orange Walk Town the following shelter will be opened at 4:00 pm: Complex Building, which will be managed by: ( Teresita Reyes Magistracy Department). The district coordinator is Ms. Suliema Celiz and her contact numbers are 629-1151 and 322-3228.

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